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Heimdall


Published 1992


Published by
Virgin Games, Inc.

Developed by
8th Day, The

Released
1992

Also For
Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, SEGA CD

Genre
Role-Playing (RPG)

Perspective
3rd-Person Perspective, Isometric

Theme
Fantasy

Description
You play as Heimdall, a demi-god based in Norse mythology. Heimdall's job is to protect the entrance to Asgard, the home of the gods, from all evil, including the terrible Ragnarok, when all the evil forces come together to try and destroy the gods and ultimately everything. Unfortunately Ragnarok is on its way and if that wasn't bad enough, Loki, god of mischief, has hidden Thor's hammer, Odin's sword and Frey's spear in three worlds. You, as the newly mortalized Heimdall, must visit each of these worlds to collect the god's weapons. The first is Midgard (or Earth), the second is Utgard (the world of the giants) and the third is Asgard itself, the home of the gods. Each world has around 15 islands and each island has countless rooms. When you start your mission you are given three sub-games to complete. How well you complete these games determines Heimdall's stats (strength, agility etc) as well as how many people he can choose from to make up his party. If you don't do well then you won't get the full 30 characters to choose from and some of the better ones will not be available to you. The first sub-game is the Axe Throwing Contest. Here you must throw axes at a young barmaid tied to a stock by her pig-tails. The idea is to hit the pig-tails and not her! Unfortunately because Heimdall is a bit drunk, your cursor wobbles all over the place! The second sub-game is Pig Catching (where you must chase and hopefully catch a pig in its pen) and the third is the Long Boat Fight (where you must try and get to the other side of the long boat without being thrown overboard). Once you've done this it's time to wander around the isometric landscape solving puzzles and killing baddies (in a similar style to Cadaver) until you eventually find one of the god's missing weapons.

From Mobygames.com. Original Entry



Identifier msdos_Heimdall_1992
Emulator dosbox
Emulator_ext zip
Emulator_start heimdall/HEIMDALL.EXE
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.7.5
Year 1992
Publicdate 2014-12-22 08:06:22
Addeddate 2014-12-22 08:06:22
Date 1992
Mobygames http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/heimdall
Creator 8th Day, The
Backup_location ia905908_19

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Reviewer: ParsonStrange - favoritefavorite - July 23, 2015
Subject: Could be fun
But mouse support is janky, and key bindings are offputting.

o: Up
k: Down
z: left
x: Right
Space: action
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